Thai Airways International is due to receive its first Airbus A380 later this month, but the aviation landscape has changed dramatically since it decided to buy the ultra-large aircraft. When Thai ordered six A380s in 2004, its then president, Kanok Abhiradee, said the A380s would be used on high-density routes from Australia via Bangkok to London and Frankfurt. However, the success of Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways on the ‘Kangaroo route’ linking Australia and Europe has altered the ...


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